This December is Gonna be Different

We survived the holidays, brought out a few ornaments, and enjoyed the people we love the most. I hope you have been able to find joy in this season of odd emotions. ~ Susan “I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and […]

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Finding the Courage to Face a Fear

“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”   ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Twelve steps or three leaps. That’s how […]

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Step into the Kitchen

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” ― Ruth Reichl Maybe we can meet for lunch. Would you like to get together for coffee? Do you have plans for dinner? So many things in my life revolve around a meal, a beverage, a table with other people. Is […]

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Giving and Receiving…it all starts with your heart

“Until we can receive with an open heart, we’re never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help.” ~ Brené Brown He was quick to fend off any offers of assistance. He was a pretty healthy fella, after all, especially for […]

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